Stoltenberg said, “I strongly condemn the cyber-attacks against the Ukrainian government,” in a written statement. And added, “NATO has been working closely with Ukraine for many years to strengthen its cybersecurity. NATO cyber experts in Brussels share information about ongoing malicious cyber activity with their Ukrainian colleagues. The experts of the Allies in this country also support the Ukrainian authorities on the ground.”
Stating that NATO and Ukraine will sign an agreement to strengthen cyber cooperation in the upcoming days, Stoltenberg stated that Ukraine will be provided with access to NATO‘s malware information exchange platform and said, “NATO‘s strong political and practical support to Ukraine will continue.”
The pirates planted threats against the Ukrainians
Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Oleg Nikolenko, shared on his Twitter account, “As a result of the intense hacking attack, the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and some other state institutions are temporarily down. Our experts are working on the re-operation of the IT-systems. We apologize for any inconvenience.”
Previously, the website of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine was attacked and threats were issued in 3 languages against Ukrainians.
In the threatening message, it was stated that all personal information of Ukrainians was uploaded to the “common network” and all data on their personal computers would be destroyed without any possibility of recovery, “Open access to all information about you has been granted, fear and expect the worst. This is revenge for your past, present and future. Revenge for Volin, OUN-UPA, Galicia, Polesye and historical lands”.
In Volin, Galicia, and Polesye, genocide was committed against ethnic Polish civilians during World War II by the ultranationalist Ukrainian Insurgent Army, which collaborated with the Nazis.